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Penn State Nuclear Engineering Society

The Penn State Nuclear Engineering Society (PSNES) is a group of Penn State nuclear engineering alumni as well as other Penn State alumni and friends of the nuclear engineering department. The purpose of this society is to promote fellowship and communication among the alumni, faculty, and students to improve the department, the college, and the Radiation Science and Engineering Center (RSEC).

Focus Areas

  • Support and advance the Department of Nuclear Engineering, RSEC, and student clubs
  • Grow, engage, and recognize membership
  • Provide student mentoring & networking

Current Initiatives

If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities with PSNES, please email one of the PSNES Officers.

PSNES and Alumni Supported Awards

View more information and past recipients for alumni endowed awards: the John J. Brennan Excellence in Nuclear Engineering Award and the Beecher Loftus Leadership and Service Award in Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear Engineering Mentoring Program

The PSNES mentoring program is aimed at helping students reach their professional goals in the field of nuclear technology. PSNES is always looking for mentors for this student-driven program. Find out more about the mentoring program.

Outreach to Student Clubs

PSNES Encourages communication and networking between nuclear technology students and alumni. Club officers participate in each PSNES meetings and PSNES provides on-campus speakers, mentoring/networking opportunities, and project collaboration.

How to Get Involved

To become a member, please complete the membership form online. All Penn State Nuclear Engineering graduates can join, and there are no dues or fees. All members are encouraged to participate in the Board of Directors' meetings via teleconference and at the annual on-site meeting.

Penn State graduates who are not nuclear engineering graduates but desire to become a member of PSNES can do so by either self-nomination or by nomination by a member. When appropriate, the board of directors may designate non-alumni as honorary members in recognition of acknowledged eminence in some area of engineering or who have rendered outstanding service to nuclear engineering at Penn State.

Change Your Contact Information

If you are a PSNES member, you can update your preferred email contact address online. To update your personal information such as mailing address, phone number or place of employment, contact Danielle Snyder at 814-865-0043 or by email at



The Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the top ranked nuclear engineering programs in the United States. The department distinguishes itself from other programs with a strong focus on experimental research in power, science, security and safety. The actively growing department leads four educational programs for students pursuing a bachelor of science, a master of science, a master of engineering or a doctoral degree. The department also houses the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, the country’s first and longest operating licensed nuclear reactor. The construction and operation of the reactor introduced nuclear engineering to Penn State, and, in doing so, harnessed research and educational opportunities as key strengths for the department. See how we’re inspiring change and impacting tomorrow at

Department of Nuclear Engineering

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6938